The Geysir is one of the most spectacular highlights in Iceland

The Geysir is one of the most spectacular highlights in Iceland

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Geysir & Strokkur

Visit one of the greatest nature attractions in Iceland, the Geysir Hot Spring Area on a Golden Circle Tour.

There are three great geysers in the world, one in U.S, one in New Zealand and the third one you find here in Iceland. It is nature wonders, and a must-see attraction if you visit Iceland.

Geysir lies on the slopes of Laugarfjall hill, which is also the home to the Strokkur geyser about 50 metres south. Eruptions at Geysir could hurl boiling water up to 60 to 80 metres in the air. However, eruptions suddenly stopped in 1916, and whether it's silence is eternal or temporary, no one knows.


The Geysir Strokkur is active every 10 minutes

The nearby geyser Strokkur erupts frequently,  and this geyser blasts a jet of heated water and steam into the air in height up to 30 metres every 5-10 minutes. Strokkur´s activity has also been affected by earthquakes, although to a lesser extent than the great Geysir.

There are around thirty much smaller geysers, and hot pools in the area, including one called Little Geysir, and the area became active more than 1000 years ago

Descriptions of the Great Geysir and Strokkur have been given in every travel guide to Iceland published from the 18th century onwards, and still one of the biggest highlights for tourists visiting Iceland.

The newly opened Geysir Center offers informative presentations and exhibitions.


Other attractions on the Golden Circle tour

On this tour, you get in touch with some of Iceland`s most beautiful and exciting natural phenomena. On the most tours, you visit Gullfoss, known as the Golden Waterfall, and Thingvellir National Park and Langjokull, which is the second biggest glacier in Iceland.

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The Golden Circle Tourist Route

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One of Iceland`s most exiting travelling routes back to back around 300 km long goes between Reykjavik and Central Iceland also called "The Golden Circle".

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